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Musa acuminata ssp. burmannica


Musa acuminata ssp. burmannica

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Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Musa

Section

Musa

Species

Musa acuminata

Subspecies
burmannica

Musa acuminata ssp. burmannica is the accepted name of a subspecies of Musa acuminata[1]. Musa acuminata ssp. burmannicoides is considered a synonym[2]. The nuclear, choloplastic and mitochondrial genomes of M. acuminata ssp. burmannicoides, burmannica and siamea accessions in international collections are similar[3] .

One of the best known accessions of Musa acuminata ssp. burmannica is Calcutta 4, whose resistance to various diseases has made it popular with breeders.

Main morphological characteristics

According to Simmonds, the subspecies is distinguished by its yellowish and waxless foliage, light brown markings on the pseudostem and by its compact pendulous bunch and strongly imbricate purple bracts[1].

References

1. Simmonds, N.W. 1956. Botanical results of the banana collecting expedition, 1954-5. Kew Bulletin(3):463-489.
2. De Langhe, E. and Devreux, M. 1960. Une sous-espèce nouvelle de Musa acuminata Colla. Bull. Jard. Bot. Etat Brux. 300: 375–388

Also on this website

Musapedia pages on subspecies of Musa acuminata